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Rock lore has it that Sting nearly drove Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland nuts trying to come up with a line that rhymed with “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic.” The guy refused to go with the obvious “tragic,” but finally acquiesced. That choice made their ditty a rock classic, even if Summers and Copeland wanted to shove him off the tour bus. Perhaps if Sting had gone to “Pat Pattison’s Songwriting Critique,” he’d be more at ease with corny lyrics. Pattison presides over the country’s only songwriting degree program at Berklee College of Music and has written three books on the subject, so he knows a thing or two about the components of a hit song. Bring him your hooky riffs and little gems of verse-chorus-verse, and he’ll tell you whether or not to quit your day job. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at George Mason University Law School, 3401 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington. $45. For reservations call (301) 654-8434. (Tina Plottel)